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Coyhaique River Lodge

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International Airport

SCL - Santiago

Season

Mid October to April

Capacity

16 anglers per week

Species

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout…

LOCATION
On 40 acres just 5 miles outside the city of Coyhaique on the banks of the Coyhaique River.

PRIMARY SPECIES
Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, King Salmon,

SEASON OF OPERATION
Mid October to April

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE LOGISTICS
This destination is extremely flexible in terms of arrivals and departures and guests can arrive and depart any day of the week.

ACCOMMODATIONS
The Coyhaique River Lodges goal offers the very best of service to ensure guests take home with them lifetime memories; and that they do! This exquisite lodge offers everything you need to enjoy you stay, starting with two Queen-size beds in each of the eight large guest rooms.

After a full day of fly fishing and adventures, enjoy your spare time on the large deck overlooking the Coyhaique River and endless breathtaking mountains beyond. It’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy a glass of the finest Chilean wine.

DESTINATION CAPACITY
16 anglers per week (8 guest rooms with 2 queen size beds)

THE FISHING
Variety is the spice of life when fishing from Coyhaique River Lodge. Perched above the banks on the world famous Coyhaique River, the lodge has access to a truly amazing variety of highly fishable waters. The angling program at the lodge is overseen by head guide Alejandro Trepiana and there is very little that he won’t do in terms of going the extra fishing mile for a guest. He and all the guides clearly take pride in being able to take their clients to new and different water every day. Seldom does any body of water see more than three or four days of pressure in the season. There is so much water around Coyhaique that most days you won’t likely see another angler. The guides all speak good English and are adept with boats and are highly accomplished anglers.

What we like about this operation is the incredible flexibility that the fishing program has. If there has been a lot of rain, the guides always know where to find some clean water. If you were going to be fishing a river that has blown out, Plan B might me an intimate spring creek that is running clear. The guides will always take you to the best place to fish, given the prevailing weather conditions while you are there. They always have a back-up plan that is well thought out and their vehicles are clean modern 4-wheel drive SUV’s that can pretty much get anywhere you need to be.

The Rainbow trout can get quite big in this part of Patagonia, with fish up to 26 inches not unheard of. The Brown Trout fishing is superb and fish over 30 inches are a landed each year. That translates to a 12 pound fish!!!

Northern Patagonia’s climate is much milder than its better known southern end, Tierra del Fuego.

The spring and summers typically go from the end of October through April which makes it the ideal vacation destination for travelers escaping from the northern hemisphere’s harsh and sometimes long winters.

Mid November through December – Be prepared for some rain. Expect 40’ in the morning and increasing to highs of 60’ in the afternoon. Many Chileans prefer to travel to the Aysen region this time of year.

Mid December through Mid January – Temperatures begin to warm up to an average of 50-75’. Chance of rain will be less than in early December. Expect some rain for a least part of the month. This is the time to come see the multitude of spring flowers in bloom. There is still enough snow on the surrounding mountains for ideal photographing.

Mid January through February – Temperatures warm up to an average of 60-80’ with less rain. Don’t forget sunscreen because it is easy to get a sun burn while enjoying the many water involved activities. This is prime travel time so plan to book early for these weeks.

March and Mid April – Temperatures will range from 35’ in the morning to 60’ in the afternoon. This is an excellent time to visit Patagonia because there are fewer people traveling and fall is in the air. The rainy season is starting up again, but the fishing is still good.

BOATS AND EQUIPMENT
This destination is a combination of walk and wade, and floats with inflatable rafts.

GETTING THERE
Guests will fly to Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport, in SanIago Chile, and transfer flights to Balmaceda, where you will be met by a staff member. You’ll then be driven to the lodge in Coyhaique on the banks of the Coyhaiquer river. A Welcome cocktail and lunch will be waiting at the lodge. Depending of the time of the flight, guests can start the first afternoon of fishing, then back to the lodge for dinner.

On day of departure, guests will be transported to Balmaceda airport for your afternoon flight to Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport in SanIago, Chile. It’s here that you’ll catch your connecting international flight.

Slipstream is a full-service travel company that can handle a variety of services relating to your trip. For assistance, please contact us directly at 1 866 644-7703.

INCLUDED IN PRICE

NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
Just simply have a valid passport. There are no travel documents required prior to your trip, you will receive a Tourist Card while visiting, which will be collected upon your departure.

RATES FOR 2018/19

Double Occupancy, Shared Guide:
7 Nights/ 6 Days, DBL: $4,250 USD
6 Nights/ 5 Days, DBL: $3,655 USD
5 Nights/ 4 Days, DBL: $3,051 USD
4 Nights/ 3 Days, DBL: $2,511 USD

Single Room, Shared Guide:
7 Nights/ 6 Days, SGL room, shared guide: $4,950 USD
6 Nights/ 5 Days, SGL room, shared guide: $4,280 USD
5 Nights/ 4 Days, SGL room, shared guide: $3,603 USD
4 Nights/ 3 Days, SGL room, shared guide: $2,979 USD

Single Room, Single Guide:
7 Nights/ 6 Days, SGL room, SGL guide: $6,000 USD
6 Nights/ 5 Days, SGL room, SGL guide: $5,151 USD
5 Nights/ 4 Days, SGL room, SGL guide: $4,297 USD
4 Nights/ 3 Days, SGL room, SGL guide: $3,493 USD

Non-Angler:
7 Nights/ 6 Days: $2,750 USD
6 Nights/ 5 Days: $2,385 USD
5 Nights/ 4 Days: $2,041 USD
4 Nights/ 3 Days: $1,751 USD